Kick off the Year with These New NJ Restaurants

It’s a time for new beginnings — or just beginnings — in New Jersey. Join us for a look at the latest openings throughout the Garden State!

Breakfast at Bryant’s, Forked River 

At this new spot in Forked River, New Jersey, breakfast can be more than just breakfast. You can get out of your comfort zone and start your day with something out of the ordinary. Breakfast at Bryant’s serves a range of flavors and options for pancakes, waffles, French toast, and more. 

Breakfast at Bryant’s
44 G Manchester Ave
Forked River, NJ 

Just Salad, Hoboken, Jersey Bites, Restaurant OpeningsJust Salad, Hoboken 

Hoboken just joined the Just Salad club, with the eatery’s latest location, on Washington Street. Stop in to eat clean, get quick service, and feel good about your decision. If you think salad is boring, you haven’t been to Just Salad.

Just Salad
114 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ

Kura Sushi, Jersey City, Jersey Bites, Restaurant Openings

Kura Sushi, Jersey City 

Catch the conveyor belt and its seemingly neverending supply of hand-rolled sushi. Eat til you drop, with super affordable dishes starting at $3.70. 

Kura Sushi
525 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ

Madame, Jersey City, Jersey Bites, Restaurant OpeningsMadame, Jersey City 

Are we in Jersey City, or are we in Paris? Madame, a new upscale French bistro with traditional cuisine and a creative twist, offers 100% IG-worthy specialty cocktails and an atmosphere worth writing home about.  

390 4th Street
Jersey City, NJ

Taco-Tastic, Lanoka Harbor

It’s all in the name: the tacos at Taco-Tastic are indeed fantastic. This new family- and locally owned location is conveniently located in Lacey Mall, serving a variety of classics like burritos, bowls, tamales, and of course, tacos.

344 Route 9 
Lanoka Harbor, NJ

LaZeez by Dhaba, Parsippany, Jersey Bites, Restaurant OpeningsLaZeez by Dhaba, Parsippany 

Prepare to love LaZeez, a new destination for an Indian street food experience, in Parsippany. Check it out for lunch or dinner, and enjoy an array of options including IndiMex fusion, Desiwali pasta, and more.

LaZeez by Dhaba
745 Route 46
Parsippany, NJ

The Break Room, Passaic, Jersey Bites, Restaurant Openings

The Break Room, Passaic

Attention cocktail lovers: Passaic’s new buzz-a-licious spot offers incredible signature drinks and creative tapas. One feature that caught my attention was the branded bread—order a burger to get your own!

The Break Room
427 Van Houten Ave.
Passaic, NJ

Spicy's Taco & Tequila Bar, Point Pleasant, Jersey Bites, Restaurant Openings

Spicy’s Taco & Tequila Bar, Point Pleasant 

Taste the flavors of Mexico at this new Point Pleasant restaurant. Spicy’s Taco & Tequila Bar is at the heart of the city and offers a lively dining experience. At Spicy’s, you can eat, drink, and hang with friends, all with the help of game nights and live bands. 

Spicy’s Taco & Tequila Bar
1506 Richmond Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Ani Ramen, Princeton, Jersey Bites, Restaurant Openings

Ani Ramen, Princeton 

Recently opened in Princeton, but with several other locations, Ani Ramen has made a name for itself for its signature craft ramen plates featuring a classic broth, custom-made noodles, and top-quality meat and veggie options. Most customers visit Ani Ramen exclusively to eat their famous “Umami bomb” and their mochinut, a Japanese-rice-cake-and-doughnut combination.

Ani Ramen 
140 Nassau St A
Princeton, NJ 

Village Hall, South Orange, Jersey Bites, Restaurant Openings

Village Hall, South Orange 

What’s old is new again, or so it goes for Village Hall. The building went up in 1894 — find it in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. South Orange’s iconic Village Hall has had many other lives. It starts this new life as a beer garden in a beautiful setting. 

Village Hall
101 South Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ